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Food addictions and how to overcome them

I want to talk about the emotions behind our food and drink choices. What drives us to eat the things we eat? Why do we get addicted to food or drink? What emotions are we trying to deal with as we reach for a comforting glass of wine or a soothing sugary snack? Are our […]

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Detoxing and why you should do it

Detoxing is getting a lot of press these days. With the increasing presence of additives, intensive farming and unnatural modifications being made to our food, including the toxins we ingest and are surrounded by (sugar, transfats, alcohol, smoke, pollution, etc.), it’s no wonder detoxing is so popular. Many people turn to cleanses to give their […]

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Why we get food cravings and how to stop them

We’ve all experienced the feeling of food cravings, but do you know what is going on inside your body when they occur? Two main players ghrelin and leptin are hormones responsible for your body’s hunger signals. Your body is designed to be able to regulate your appetite with the help of these two hormones. Leptin […]

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Can you eat 10 a day?

According to the latest study from Imperial College London, we should be consuming ten portions of fruit and veg per day, and that upping our intake could prevent almost 8 million deaths worldwide per year. It’s estimated that 80% of people are not managing to eat their 5-a-day, so if you’re wondering how you can […]

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Is your food alive? Why eating raw is good for you

Eating living foods is good for us. That doesn’t mean chasing Daisy the cow around the field so you can eat her, it refers to getting as many fresh, unprocessed, mainly raw, foods into your diet. So what makes a food “alive”? One word. Enzymes. They are catalysts for every chemical reaction in the body. Without them, […]

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Cacao magic. The benefits of raw chocolate.

Everyone loves chocolate. It is said that it mimics the feelings of being in love. It is one of the most popular foods in modern society. Unfortunately most people are eating the wrong kind of chocolate, highly processed and laden with dairy and sugar. Pure chocolate on the other hand is loaded with nutrients and […]

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Grazer or gorger. How do you eat through the day?

Grazing on healthy, nutrient-dense foods keeps your blood sugar levels even and insulin levels steady, resulting in more energy, vitality and an enhanced mental clarity and performance. Avoid the 3pm slump Often wondered why you reach for chocolate or biscuits at 3pm? When your blood sugar levels plummet, your hunger soars! When your hunger soars, […]

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